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Grateful Dead Live at Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon on 1993-08-21


Topics Live concert


Here Comes Sunshine, Walkin' Blues, Lazy River Road, Queen Jane Approximately, Bird Song, Promised Land China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Way To Go Home, Truckin'-> Good Morning Little School Girl*-> Smokestack Lightning*-> Drums-> Space-> Jam-> The Last Time*-> Standing On the Moon E: One More Saturday Night, E: I Fought The Law


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon
Location Eugene, OR

Source SBD > DAT > CDR > EAC > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 > CDWave > mkwACT
Transferred by Doug Nawrocki

Notes

Source:
SBD > DAT > CDR > EAC > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 > CDWave > mkwACT
First few minutes of Here Comes Sunshine patched by Pat Volkerding with FM > DAT source
Various patching/crossfades by Doug Nawrocki with Jay Serafin liberated bootleg source
EAC'd/SHN'd by Doug Nawrocki

Reviews

Reviewer: JamsOnly - - September 9, 2014
Subject: Down The Middle
Highlights: Way To Go Home
Reviewer: bernlin2000 - - July 24, 2014
Subject: On fire!!
I celebrated my 6th birthday during this concert, so it hold special significance for me :-) Unlike most of their other "August 21st" concerts (excepting the very mellow 1972 Berkley performance) this one is really fantastic. I'm especially impressed with the guitar playing here: Jerry is remarkably tight for such a late concert in the band's history.

I always considered the concerts after 1991 to be weaker, but this performance clearly demonstrates that GD was still very capable of putting out a barn-burner even in the final years. "I Fought The Law" and Vince's strong vocals on "Way To Go Home" stick out for being more rare songs. Eugene must have been giving off some very positive energy levels!
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - August 19, 2013
Subject: --
Decent show when all's said and done. I absolutely love Jer's Lightning Bolt-era, and I think this run @Autzen is a great representation of the sound for this era, although I prefer the following night to this one.

Set 1 doesn't really pick up off the ground - HCS just kind of croaks along...but Bird Song > Promised Land add some water to everything and make it come to life - easily the highlight of the first set.

Set 2 fares better; Drums > Space on both Autzen days is wickedly experimental, as always for this era - SOTM really does take it and is quite easily the highlight of the night. Dig Jer's intense solo - I've seen people highlight this one as one of the greats of all time for this tune, and I can see what they mean.

As said, the following night fares much better, but this one has its moments.
Reviewer: Paul G. - - February 14, 2012
Subject: Great show & great atmosphere
Indeed the greatest show and experience of the 90's for me. As the previous reviewer noted, the town was full of dead folk and the locals were outstanding. It was the closest thing to woodstock I've ever experienced.
Reviewer: neeshwu - - February 13, 2011
Subject: Maybe my favorite 93 show
The scene around Autzen was a deadhead paradise--camping, vending, and freaking freely in the warm sun. My first west coast show. I think the dead came on at 2 in the afternoon. I love this China/Rider, maybe my favorite of the Vince era. Standing On The Moon was pure church as the crowd reveled in Jerry's impassioned playing and vocals at the closing jam. Give it a listen you will not be disappointed. One of the best ever! Huey Lewis joined them for Smokestack/Schoolgirl. I Fought The Law was still new enough that it wasn't a total downer (although the vocals on this version are truly awful). At first glance the set list may not look too impressive, but they played with precision, focus, and heart. No "Jerryatrics" whatsoever! The next night was also great, but I prefer this one. I used to have a crisp audience tape of this show and I pretty much wore it out. 93 is definitely not my favorite year, but this show is a jewel. Hard to believe it was almost 20 years ago.....
Reviewer: patkelleyPA - - January 8, 2011
Subject: great first set
it is indeed short, but very entertaining
Reviewer: TDubz510 - - April 14, 2009
Subject: I Hella Heart Autzen!
what an epic recording!!
soooo crisp and clean..brings me right back to that crystal-clear, and VERY HOT day in Eugene...
absolutely flipped over this first set and love all the freakyness of Micky and Vince in Drums-> Space, but,whoa..maybe a little toooo much panning by the board!!! careful when wearing phones!..lol

*this was only my second show, and truly unaware of the historic SOTM that went down..i grew up a huge Clash fan and freaked when they busted out 'I Fought The Law'!! a great day indeed..

**I love this site and appreciate all the knowledge and input all ya'll put into the mixes and show reviews!
Reviewer: World2Give - - November 26, 2008
Subject: 93 at it's finest
MAN... after reading all the "first set was short" comments, I have to wonder what you people weren't smoking before you listened to it.....
you guys aren't giving that set the credit it deserves...... Who cares how short it was as long as it was right on and right on it was..
This was one of the best first sets of the 90's....
Other ther than the standard promisedland, this set one is easily one of my all time favorites and I am the 70's 80's type...I very rarely listen to vince stuff But the Bird Song from this show is the best version I have ever heard, live or recorded.... and the Lazy River and Queen Jane are JUST as perfect.... So remember that even though longer is usually better, that was not the case on this day.
Reviewer: AssemblyLover - - September 19, 2007
Subject: Autzen Stadium-SOTM
I was so excited I found this on IA- my SBD tape got eaten a few months ago and this show totally rocked. I agree that SOTM was amazing- Jerry had a great time with this one, and it shows in the sound on this SBD. It was my first west coast show, and well worth the trip from Colorado. The Indigo Girls weren't bad either!! Thanks for letting me hear this show again when I thought I wever would! I'm just bummed I can't record it for my trips in the car!
Reviewer: rumpled - - May 9, 2007
Subject: nice
Very nice show, worth the download!!
Reviewer: JamminJerome - - May 9, 2007
Subject: excellent sound, ok show
the SOTM is HOT! schoolgirl>smokestack is interesting for its rarity in the later days, but I have to say, it's always tough to hear it. Makes me yearn for the older days when those tunes SMOKED!

but yeah, this one's not bad if you like the 90s.
Reviewer: matt in seattle - - December 30, 2006
Subject: My first shows
Eugene 93 were my first dead shows. I had a decent tape collection by then so I was down enough to get the significance of Jerry's SOTM performance. It was unforgettable. Tis hard to write a review and Sunday's show on the 22nd was a MONSTER but this review is for the SOTM.

Who can forget the chills of that first experience hearing the fat man at his best...taking the crowd to a level of euphoric insanity. Bending his knees, pushing his vocals to the limit, shredding the guitar, (BE WITH YOU!) what a sight to see and hear a man so chill take it up a couple of notches. GDAMN i miss the GD.

I remember the perfect sun, the stadium filled to the rim with 50K crazies, the giant sets of speakers at midfield, marshmallows melting on the turf like my (sober) 19 year old mind during his first ride on the bus. IF ONLY I'd been born a little earlier in time I'd have caught a 100 shows.

Ah i recall the stupid smile on my face waking up the next morning on somebody's floor knowing the dead were playin' again. You just KNEW sunday would be unreal.

And I thought The Maker in Seattle two weeks prior (JGB) was a religious experience.

Turn it up! Thank you archive, thank you thank you
Reviewer: dnamj - - September 25, 2006
Subject: Thanks for the memories
Boy did I have a great time at this show. Every time I look back at the pictures, I get goosebumps. I had a huge group of friends, including ony of my best friends' mom, who hadn't seen the dead in years, and everything just came together beautifully.

The opener with the pure vocals on "Here comes sunshine" just set the tone for the whole weekend, and the SOTM just lifted the whole stadium into the Oregon Sky and flew off.

Fantastic, this was probably the funnest weekend I've ever had.
Reviewer: inlandnwlocal - - July 21, 2006
Subject: My best show ever!
It was a blazing hot show both weather wise and as an experience! Had an out of body experience that peaked during Space - wow - never had anything like that before or since. Would have liked to stay for the next night's awesome show, but started the road trip back to Spokane afterwards. Eugene was always magic!
Reviewer: lobster12 - - May 23, 2006
Subject: sotm
Fantastic version. One reviewer compares it to a 90's version of If i had the World to Give. I totally see that and would have loved for that tune to have been in the post space slot.

First set is well, nothing. Second set has some nice moments. But the SOTM is a beast.
Reviewer: cringle - - March 3, 2006
Subject: fair to middlin
High quality SBD sound. Not the most transplendent and inspiring show, but worthwhile.
A 3.5 of 5 on the Kind-o-meter.

Dark Star-like deconstruction during Bird Song jam - but they bungle some of the regularly occuring components.

Interesting sound effects/keys following Bobby's main guitar part on China Cat. Sloppy jam/transition to Rider

Interesting 2nd set. To Vince's credit - "Space" certainly evolved another step forward during his tenure.
Reviewer: dmilks - - November 10, 2005
Subject: lightning bolt's first appearance
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this the first show for the Lightning Bolt?

Great Sound.
Reviewer: captain_trip_420 - - October 22, 2005
Subject: To realrovingsign:
Wave To The Wind was not played at Shoreline 5-22-93...You might be thinking about the Next Night...
Reviewer: moley - - October 2, 2005
Subject: Hot show In U OREGON
this was the show that i met my wife at it only took 23 years too meet my dead head wife a mexican girl of my dreams too get to the show was great Here comes sunshine Queen Jane bird song all points pointing to my new wife Truckin to find my Bride i lived in San Diego She lived in Chico then the last time hot and a sat daynight to end my dream night and weve been marryed 10 years
Reviewer: realrovingsign - - September 14, 2005
Subject: I Fought the Law
I had a peak experience during the "I Fought the Law." Absolutley the pinnacle of the Grateful Dead experience, along with Dark Star 2/13/70, Other One 5/2/70, It's a Sin 6/28/74, Morning Dew 9/17/87 and Wave to the Wind 5/22/93. Although that particular Wave to the Wind may be the best thing those boys ever did, period!!
Reviewer: Big Jer - - September 3, 2005
Subject: Sunburnt in Oregan
Great show the sun was perty darn hot that day and so was the band. Although Huey Lewis is barley audible in the mix its a excellent source. Illegal source was obtained through me and gratefully liberated to the masses by Jay Serafin..THANKS JAY!!! 5 stars for sound quality 4 for energy
Reviewer: bassmanpete - - August 10, 2005
Subject: Best China Cat - Rider EVER!
I am a bassist and I love the dead. They definitely were the best band ever! In touch with their times, but at the same time, way ahead of their time. I belive this show contains the best China Cat Rider ever - and that's saying a lot because I've heard a lot of them in my time. It's almost magical. Jerry must have been very close to enlightenment throughout and he's own fire in RIder, but at the same time, he is giving it his unimitatable feeling in every note. Phil crushes Rider too. And the vibe effect on keys adds a lot to the overall sound. I prabably have listened to this combo 5000 times and it is still as fresh in its feeling as it was the first time - truly one of those Dead gems that you stumble onto that leave an indelible impact on you about the band's greatness.
Download it and be with them.
Peace!
Reviewer: stratocaster - - July 23, 2005
Subject: no cobwebs
Awesome quality soundboard--5 stars

Tight show, this show is a good example of Jerry Garcia riding the crest of his health "renaissance" of late 92-early 94...

This show is also the debut of Rosebud

Bird Song and China>Rider are delivered in authoritative and jammed out fashion. In the second set, Standing On The Moon is the big highlight of the show and is one of the Hall of Fame versions out there...Garcia breaks out the washboard during the coda and takes it to a new level...For S.O.T.M. fans, check out 03-16-94 and 12-06-1989 for other titanic versions...Saturday Night wraps up the set...
Reviewer: hopperdave - - June 4, 2005
Subject: SOTM
I was at this show, and didn't realize it at
the time, but this is probably the BEST Standing
On The Moon EVER!!! It has such power and emotion
and it builds and builds seemingly forever. I put
it up there with Morning Dew from Cornell '77...
Great China>Rider.....
Reviewer: gankmore - - June 2, 2005
Subject: Best Standing On The Moon
If you're here, it's likely because you're drawn to the later era Standing on the Moons. This one is the first where Jerry would bring back the "be with you" lyric after the monster end solo (mantra style). It wouldn't be the last, but this is the first and best version played that way. June 2nd 1995 is also a classic SOTM. 9/10/91 provides the SOTM gold standard.

This song is one of my favorites (a 90's If I Had The World To Give, if you will) and the lyrics are so deep and beautiful. This is one of those lyrics where Hunter hits home on hundreds of levels. The meaning of this song has evolved over time for me, it's been about just about everything at one point, my ex-girl friend, my newly departed father, my home.

Ever been surrounded by beauty and joy but would trade it all to hold hands for just a minute with your beloved? This is your tune.

In 2005, I came across this Rubens, with Mary as the Woman of the Apocalypse, standing on the moon, and my jaw dropped. Go see this at the Getty if you are in or near L.A.

Be with you. Be with you.
Reviewer: shallwego - - April 3, 2005
Subject: Old glory standing stiffly...
As far as shows from '93 go, this one's a keeper. Great SOTM.

Query: Huey Lewis??
Reviewer: budfox - - March 14, 2005
Subject: Summer 93'
After a decent summer tour it was nice seeing the band in top form and good spirts at these pair of shows. Bobby had his voice back and Garcia had a new guitar. The best post Brent China -Rider.
Reviewer: Beaubarnes - - March 11, 2005
Subject: Arrival of Bolt
A great couple shows. Sound quality is superb SBD. Jerry seems experimental and curious, which I think is driven by his new axe. One of the best sound quality shows out there. The next day's show is as equally great - Bob passing time waiting for Jer's guitar to kick back in.
Reviewer: Northwestcorner - - January 27, 2005
Subject: The Oregon Trail Mix
Does anyone have a copy of "The Oregon Trail Mix" that was played over the sound system just befor the boys opened up with Here Comes Sunshine?
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - - November 19, 2004
Subject: nice
it is special to me...this site, the show, and the recording all coming together nicely here....my little 2 and a half year old boy kickin back with a lollipop listening to lazy river road {superb quality, jerry not missing a word!} good times man!!!
Reviewer: GDTrey - - November 19, 2004
Subject: Absolute BEST SOTM Ever!!!
There really is not a SOTM out there that compares. Garcia goes off at the end!! Chills are everywhere whenever I put it on. The SOTM from 6/7/91 is probably the second best and its not even in the same ballpark!!
First set is short but the second set makes up for it.
Reviewer: slipknot73 - - August 25, 2004
Subject: SOTM
What are you kidding me?? This is by far the best SOTM ever. Listen to the jam at the end, its comparable to the best Dew out there! Jerry goes crazy on the end jam. Listen again.
Reviewer: Spliffy34 - - July 18, 2004
Subject: Smokin show
This show has been a favorite for a while, good to find such a GREAT copy. Promised Land smokes, keys are awesome and the China>Rider is what I always remember.
Reviewer: Imercator - - June 5, 2004
Subject: Back From A Break
Pretty ordinary show - no frills, no spills. Huey Lewis plays harmonica on Schoolgirl>Smokestack but other than that nothing to really write home about. The band hadn't played in a few months, in which time Jerry had got a new guitar and Weir had had surgery on his vocal chords. By no means a bad show, but was pretty much a soundcheck/warm-up for the stunning performance they played the following night.
Reviewer: f324094 - - May 16, 2004
Subject: Missing Oregon Trail Mix intro
Has anyone seen the missing Oregon trail Mix intro that the Band did on this day.
Love to get a complete source for this sweet show
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